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Shaping future foods and
supporting better choices for the planet

Recognising and supporting the rapid rise of plant based foods that do not have to be boring, we have launched Kai Pono, and have embarked on a mission to inspire HONEST FUSION and to make plant-based cuisine nutritious, delicious, and exciting.

Kai Pono combines the best local cuisine with innovative global flavours, resulting in little flavour bombs such as Thai Chilli & Lemongrass, Massaman Jackfruit, Beet & Plum, Red Bean, Shitake & Miso, Smoked Chipotle Pumpkin, Smashed Pea & Mint and Porcini Mushroom.

Kai Pono means‘Honest Food’in Maori, the language of the indigenious people of New Zealand, where people and the country itself are living in harmony with nature.
Whether serving as bites, finger food, or on burgers, our diverse range of products is made at Wild Nation–our Centre of Excellence in Hastings, New Zealand. This facility is known as “the source” due to its unique location, its careful ingredient selection process, and long-term strong relationships with local growers. Our traceability program ensures that all products can be traced back to the field of origin.

True to Kai Pono’s New Zealand roots, these unique pillars are the foundation of the brand:

Kaitiakitanga – we are guardians, caring for place, people and planet for future generations.
Manaakitanga – we care for others and always show hospitality, kindness, generosity, support and respect.
Ingenuity – we challenge the status quo with original and bold ideas and solutions

At Kai Pono, we are devoted to caring for the people, place and planet, showing hospitality and kindness while staying true to honest and unpretentious Kiwi ingenuity.